Tales of Maj’Eyal: Age Of Ascendancy , a roguelike developed by Darkgod and his team, and is one of the most essential roguelike experiences you can play today. Keeping in spirit with the original Rogue, Tales of Maj’Eyal can be downloaded for free from www.te4.org, or can be purchased off Steam as a way to donate to the developer.
Where Tales of Maj’Eyal shines is what it adds to the permadeath level quest formula –which are what I would consider obvious additions. It borrows a bit from Diablo in that you can customize your class and find randomly generated loot in a proceduarlly generated world — though the game does have a standard over-world. It does everything that Diablo did and made it turn based. This gives the player a nice mix of choice while keeping the gameplay trotting on forward. There’s plenty of gameplay on display; in addition to your traditional adventure mode, there’s an Arena mode similar to what we first saw in Oblivion, and an infinite dungeon to keep more in the traditional feel of a roguelike — just with no end. If you’re looking for a deep gameplay experience with pages and pages of expertly crafted lore and a wonderful setting, this is the game for you.
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